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English definition of “accuse”

accuse

verb [T]     /əˈkjuːz/
B2 to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind: "It wasn't my fault." "Don't worry, I'm not accusing you." He's been accused of robbery/murder. Are you accusing me of lying? The surgeon was accused of negligence.Blaming and accusingTaking legal action stand accused of sth formal If you stand accused of doing something wrong, people say that you have done it: The government stands accused of eroding freedom of speech.Blaming and accusingInnocent accuser     /əˈkjuː.zər/ US  /-zɚ/ noun [C] She was given the chance to face her accusers.Blaming and accusing
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